Friday, November 06, 2009

"Cask Head" Cask Ale Festival: Nov. 6 - 8

The Brazen Head and Alex Hall present...
"Cask Head" Cask Ale Festival

Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8
19th Tri-Annual Cask Ale Festival
at The Brazen Head
Featuring up to 30 cask-conditioned ales and lagers throughout the weekend.
The list of breweries represented includes Chelsea, Dark Horse, Dark Star, Flying Bison, Harpoon, Heartland, Left Hand, The Livery, Shmaltz, Smuttynose, Troegs and Victory.
See list here.
Up to 12 tapped at any given time.
No Cover - No Minimum
12pm - 2am

The Brazen Head
228 Atlantic Ave.
(between Court St. & Boerum Pl.)
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 488-0430

Alex Hall is one of New York's foremost experts on cask conditioned ales. He defines Cask-conditioned beer as "unfiltered, unpasteurized beer brewed from only traditional ingredients, matured and naturally carbonated by a secondary fermentation in the container from which it is manually dispensed, i.e., served without the use of nitrogen or extraneous carbon dioxide. It is ideally served at cellar temperature, which is about 55 F - so cool but not chilled.
Learn more about beer at Alex's website,, a great resource for beer lovers.

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